40 lbs.

Two days ago, I looked at the scale and saw that I’ve lost 40 lbs. since my weight loss journey started. It’s been a wonderful 9 months (ha, that sounds like I’m talking about a pregnancy, doesn’t it?), because so many great things have happened since my last weight loss update (which was at 10%).

Here’s my progress (I had to include a certain photo-bomber for one of these pics). I’m wearing a different gray shirt for these, so I think it’s a little harder to see the progress, but eh…no big deal. :-)

40 pounds collage

  • I’m running 30 minutes non-stop, and have signed up for my 2nd 5K (with a 3rd 5K in mind as well)
  • My size 24 jeans are crazy loose and my size 20 shorts from my honeymoon are still a little snug, but they fit!
  • I tried on a size 9 pair of shoes this past Sunday and they fit! I’m usually a size 10. It could be a brand difference, but heck, I’m still happy about it. :-)
  • I’m starting to feel a little definition in my legs, especially my thighs.
  • I’m trying on some tops from 3 years ago (wedding time) and they are almost to the point to where I can wear them in public (without looking too snug).

I can’t believe that I’m 10 lbs. away from losing FIFTY pounds (time for some fun shoes soon!), and 18 lbs. away from my wedding weight. I really truly never thought this would happen, since my starting weight was really out of control, but I’m learning that if you REALLY want to lose weight…you CAN do it!

I have no idea how to thank you guys, but every time I write about weight loss or a work-out, I get so much support from y’all. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I have a long way to go, but gosh, with the support/sweet comments/virtual high fives that I’m getting, I don’t see my weight loss journey ending anytime soon! THANK YOU!

If you’re interested, here’s my previous weight loss updates:


20 lbs.



  1. So proud of you for achieving 40 lbs lost! I have been at this for a year and 20 days and I am not quite at 40 yet (39.6 I think…. ugh!) You should be really proud of your progress. I am most jealous of your running…. that is something I need to get into. Keep it up girl, you are so motivating!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. You can *totally* see the progress, and I am so proud of you! You are doing such a great job, and I get excited every time you post an update :)

  3. Amy I’ve been following your progress and I always smile and silently applaud you whenever I see your updates. But this – this is something more. You are inspiring. Not just in terms of weight loss, but in terms just doing it. You are proof that if you put your mind to something and muster up the willpower to do it, it can be done. You look great! Keep up the hard work!!

  4. Woohoo!!!! Go, Amy, go!! You’re doing an awesome job and I totally see it in these pics. I’m so proud of you for sticking with running and making it this far. Much love!

  5. You are an amazing inspiration, Amy!!! I am so proud of you and I LOVE following your progress on your blog and through twitter. Keep at it, girl! You’re doing GREAT!

  6. Congratulations!!! You are such an inspiration! I am struggling to lose weight and it makes me smile to see you persevere and hit your goals! Thanks for the motivation!

  7. Wow, congrats to you! That is amazing. You’re an inspiration :)

  8. Congratulations! This is so exciting. Losing 40 pounds is HUGE!!!!

    The shoe thing is great. At my heaviest weight, I gained a shoe size+ and after losing 70 pounds, I’m back down to my itty-bitty feet size of before (I now wear a size 7 shoe again…I’m 5’7″ so people think I have super tiny feet).

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